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Powerful PMC, Graco, and IPM Transfer Pumps

When it comes to transfer pumps, SprayWorks Equipment wants to be your trusted supplier for fluid transfer pumps. Do you have a few questions regarding the differences between some of our transfer pumps and how they function?...

Powerful PMC, Graco, and IPM Transfer Pumps

When it comes to transfer pumps, SprayWorks Equipment wants to be your trusted supplier for fluid transfer pumps. Do you have a few questions regarding the differences between some of our transfer pumps and how they function? Check out some of our frequently asked questions below!

Fluid Transfer Pump FAQs

What is a fluid transfer pump?

Fluid displacement pumps, also known as transfer pumps, help to displace fluid from the bottom of a polyurethane drum and transfer the fluid to the hose.

The pressure created from the fluid transfer pump ultimately provides an even and consistent distribution of material as the material is transferred from the bottom of the barrel to the hose and eventually to the tip of your spray foam gun. It is at this point that it mixes with a second material, causing it to react.

Are Fluid Transfer Pumps the Same as Foam Pumps, Barrel Pumps, or Drum Pumps?

Yes. To the new polyurethane applicator, transfer pumps can be confusing. Fluid transfer pumps can have many names which include foam pump, barrel pump, drum pump, or fluid displacement pump, which sometimes leads to confusion.

When dealing with industrial materials and high/low pressure hoses, it is important to have industrial liquid transfer pumps, such as the ones made by PMC and IPM. Having the wrong pump can cause you to waste time and money by wasting material and getting an inconsistent application.

What are the differences between gear Transfer Pumps and Piston Transfer Pumps?

When working with gear pumps and piston pumps, it is important to know the differences between them and if you are selecting the correct liquid transfer pump.

Check out the main differences between gear pumps and piston pumps below:

  • Gear Transfer Pumps: Gear pumps are a type of positive displacement pump. Gear pumps move fluid repeatedly, enclosing a fixed volume using interlocking gears and transferring it mechanically using a cyclic pumping action. Gear pumps are not new and have been around for hundreds of years.

  • Piston Transfer Pumps: Piston pumps are positive-displacement pumps that use a piston and plunger to displace and pressurize fluids. Either single or double acting, piston pumps operate by using the force of the pumping mechanism to expand and contract an internal movable volume of liquid.

What maintenance is required for fluid transfer pumps?

Regular maintenance should be commonly practiced to ensure the longevity and optimal performance of your transfer pumps. This typically includes routine inspections and cleaning, lubrication of moving parts, replacing any worn out seals, and checking for any signs of wear or damage. Also, be sure to always refer to the manufacturer’s manual for maintenance required for your specific fluid transfer pump.

How do I make sure to choose the right transfer pump for my needs?

Selecting the correct fluid transfer pump involves understanding the specific requirements for your application, such as the type of fluid you are transferring and the pressure specifications. 

Be sure to check the product descriptions and maximum output fluid pressure of each transfer pump to choose the one that fits your needs. If you require any assistance during your selection, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!

Can SprayWorks Equipment’s fluid transfer pumps handle a wide range of materials?

Yes, our offerings of transfer pumps are designed to handle a range of liquids from low to high viscosity. Furthermore, some of our pumps are electroless nickel-plated carbon steel, so can be used with all of your single and plural component chemicals. Gear or piston pumps may be more suitable depending on the high viscosity of the material.

It’s important to choose a fluid transfer pump with the appropriate specifications for the viscosity of the fluid to ensure efficient operation.

How do I properly install a transfer pump?

Proper installation is critical to the successful operation of a fluid transfer pump. We recommend following the installation guidelines provided by the manufacturer.

Visit our pages for PMC and Graco for a full list of manuals.

Does SprayWorks Equipment offer replacement parts for my fluid transfer pump?

Yes. If you find yourself in need of a single part for your transfer pump, we offer various replacement parts such as gaskets, repair kits, strainers, valves, retaining rings, and more!

Does SprayWorks Equipment offer any training or assistance for operating fluid transfer pumps?

Yes, we offer on-site training, as well in-person and online training for all spray foam system operations and needs. Online training is designed for a brief overview of spray foam and how it works, but the classroom and onsite training is a complete training.

For immediate assistance, our knowledgeable team is available for 24/7 support.

More About Our Fluid Transfer Pump Manufacturers

When it comes to transfer pumps, we work closely with three different manufacturers. These manufactures are Polyurethane Machinery Corporation, International Pump Manufacturing, and Graco. Learn more about each fluid transfer pump manufacturer below:

  • PMC (Polyurethane Machinery Corporation) – PMC has been manufacturing for more than a decade. Their pumps, proportioners, hoses, and guns are backed by a manufacturer’s warranty and are designed to outlast ingenuity. PMC spray foam and coatings fluid transfer pumps are designed for minimal maintenance and accurate pressure.

  • IPM (International Pump Manufacturing) – IPM is a leading air-operated piston pump manufacturer. Headquartered in Seattle and established in 1994, IPM is a group of professional engineers engaged in the development of products for industrial applications where durability, reliability and consistency of product delivery is essential.

  • Graco Inc. – Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries.

Reach Out to SprayWorks Equipment for Transfer Pumps Today!

We know that when it comes to choosing the perfect transfer pump for your company, there are plenty of questions to be asked. Our SprayWorks Equipment team is available to answer any additional questions that you may have regarding transfer pumps. Contact us today to get started!

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P-52 2.2:1 Pump Package, Hydraulic Machine
  • $5,369.00

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Core 1 Electric Transfer Pumps
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P-52 2.2:1 Transfer Pump
  • $2,625.00

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T4 Package: 2 Pumps, Fluid Supply Kit, Air Hose, Desiccant Dryer Kit
  • $4,830.00

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T4 Package: 2 Pumps & Fluid Supply Kit
  • $4,330.00

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T4 Transfer Pump by Graco
  • $1,975.00

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IPM Low Ceiling Drum Length Stainless Steel 2:1 Transfer Pump
  • $1,890.00

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IPM IP30 30:1 Air Driven Piston Pump Stubby Length SST Heavy Duty
  • $4,301.00

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IPM IP15 15:1 Air Driven Piston Pump Stubby Length SST Heavy Duty
  • $3,600.00

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